'All is Lost': Robert Redford's solo performance is riveting

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comNovember 7, 2013 


Robert Redford stars in "All Is Lost." (Daniel Daza/Lionsgate/MCT)


All is Lost is straight ahead simple. Robert Redford plays a man with no name who is somewhere at sea when his boat hits debris from the 2011 Japanese earthquake. The boat starts to sink. Water from the crash ruins the radio, so contacting the outside world is impossible.

Redford's solo effort is brilliantly made more so by writer/director J.C. Chandler's (Margin Call) script. There are just two lines in the whole movie. Yet Redford's performance is riveting and is all that makes this a must see.

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Director: J.C. Chandler

Stars: Robert Redford

Mr. Movie rating: 4 stars

Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It is playing at the Carmike 12.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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